Archive for August 1st, 2011

‘Sans Serif’ joins TOI in this sincere apology

1 August 2011

The Times of India has this “clarification” on the sports pages today, on a football official who allegedly abused a referee.

Sans Serif clarifies that any resemblance between the hit song and the clarification are accidental and entirely unintentional.

Image: courtesy The Times of India

Also read: The Times of India ‘apology’ on fixing report

Discreet inquiries by ToI after publication showed…

The hard life and tough times of beat journalists

1 August 2011

Despite the exponential growth of media in recent years, few facilities have been created for mediapersons to cover public events of note, with their shirts intact.

Exhibit A, above, is the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore.

For years now, the governor’s house has been a beehive of political activity. Yet, journalists assigned to cover Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa‘s resignation from office following a Lok Ayukta report that indicted him in the Rs 16,000 crore illegal mining scam, had to operate in utterly chaotic conditions on Sunday.

Print and TV reporters had to elbow each other just to stand comfortably to hear the chief minister’s remarks, and camerapersons stood dangerously on traffic barricades and other perches to capture the action, while outside broadcasting (OB) vans were parked haphazardly on the busy road.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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